Paddy Museum
Muzium Padi
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Established12 October 2004
LocationAlor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia
Coordinates6°11′29.2″N 100°19′33.6″E / 6.191444°N 100.326000°E / 6.191444; 100.326000Coordinates: 6°11′29.2″N 100°19′33.6″E / 6.191444°N 100.326000°E / 6.191444; 100.326000
Typemuseum

The Paddy Museum (Malay: Muzium Padi) is a museum in Alor Setar, Kota Setar, Kedah, Malaysia.[1]

History

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The museum was constructed on a land belonged to the Malaysian Agricultural Development Authority at a cost of MYR24.7 million.[2] It was inaugurated and opened on 12 October 2004 by Kedah Sultan Abdul Halim.[3][4]

Architecture

The museum is a 3-story building with a total area of 12,000 m2.[5] It resembles bushels of harvested rice stalks decorated with rice motifs.[6] The murals on the museum wall was done by 60 artists from North Korea.[7]

Exhibitions

The museum exhibits paddy cultivation process in Malaysia and the tools and equipment for the process over the past decades.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Muzium Padi pertama di dunia". Utusan Online. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-02-23.
  2. ^ "Kedah Rice Museum (Muzium Padi Nasional), Gunung Keriang, Kedah, Malaysia".
  3. ^ "Kedah Paddy Museum - Muzium Padi, Kedah, Malaysia".
  4. ^ "Muzium Padi" [Paddy Museum]. Portal Rasmi Lembaga Muzium Negeri Kedah Darul Aman (in Malay). Retrieved 18 November 2021.
  5. ^ "Kedah Paddy Museum".
  6. ^ Malaysia Traveller (29 December 2018). "Kedah Paddy Museum: Beautiful murals capture history of paddy". Free Malaysia Today. Retrieved 18 November 2021.
  7. ^ "Kedah Paddy Museum".